2008 Kia Spectra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Kia Spectra

2008 Kia Spectra Problems

There is a fuel smell under the hood especially in the morning when I start it when it is warming up. The smell is strong inside the car also. I have found fuel at the end of the fuel rail, but can't find where it is coming from. Checked wires hoses no luck.I did have an emissions code set once, changed the gas cap, hasn't helped.
also off and on turns over several times before it will start. almost like it isn't getting fuel. Don't know if 2...

A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.

Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software should be checked and updated as necessary.

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2008 Kia Spectra Questions

how can i let pressure off the system low pressure side

You must bump cord under dash on passenger side in order for it to come on or you hit a bump in the street. When it is on cools great same with the heat. Was doing this for a couple of months now today it want come on at all. It was like whatever that cord was it was loose.

when you first turn the key on it showes park the when yu go to back up it goes to nutrul and L 2 and 3 dont work just D and it has tto be at 6000 rpm to change gears

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2008 Kia Spectra Reviews

I have a 2008 KIA Spectra. I got it used with only 4,000 miles. I have to drive a lot in my business. I have this car serviced as required and haven't had any problems. Can't believe that this little engine and a lot of get up and go. It's terrific. Great gas mileage.

i just got a kia spectra 2008 i had it for 2months and i have to get the driversside window is off track so theres is something in the door that needs to be replaced i dont like the fact that my doors are manuel locks but i have a remote for it but it does not unlock it i was told that it would start by the remote and it does not it will turn the alarm off and turn on the interior lights go fig...

how many liters of oil for engine for kia spectra 2008

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